Thursday, 23 March 2017

Kamsin & a New Blog Challenge

Finally had a little time (mainly due to internet problems ha ha) to get this little beauty coloured up.

I created Kamsin for the Crafting Circle Artists Challenge for March.  The idea was to create an image where people could practice their colouring skills on a portrait etc.  I created Kamsin with lots of movement in her hair.


The first time I coloured her I did her with Ombre and although I liked the look I decided to try my original colour choice which I was a bit nervous of doing.  No idea why if you do it wrong just print it again and have another go!

She's been coloured with Copics to a certain extent.  I've yet to learn how to get this full effect using them.  I've also used polychromos pencils to finish off with.  Her hair is of firey colours red and orange and her eyes a luminous green.  You could colour her in with ordinary glasses but I've chosen to do her with sunglasses as a chic with a bit of attitude :)

I showed Katrina my colouring at work today who says its me!  I want a card with that for my birthday :D

I used some Sizzix letters to cut the sentiment into the card.  Underneath this is some black card and then some orange design paper from Joy Craft.

Finally I did some doodling with a pen to add a bit more of a border.

Hope you love my creation
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
A Perfect Time to Craft - Challenge 3
Fabrika Fantasy - For the Girls
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes / Clean and Simple
Julia Spiri - Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday - Lady in Red (hoping red hair counts)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Creative Crafty Cottage - For the Girls
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes




Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Flowering Watering Can

Today it's my turn to share some inspiration for the new release images from All Dressed Up.

I've made it in the theme of the current Facebook challenge to give you some more inspiration.  The theme is 1-2-3 - Use 1 of something 2 of something and 3 of something.
I've used
1 image
2 colours 
3 embellishments

This beautiful image Flowers for Mum is perfect for Mother's Day.  In the UK we have this on Sunday.  I've made this in colours that I know my mother in law will love.

I've coloured the image with ProMarkers and a little black polychromos pencil for extra depth in the shading.

I've doodled a border with a pen to frame the image.


Using one of my favourite layouts (having said that I've not used it for a while) I've used design papers from Maja Design and Joy Crafts.  All of these have been distressed.  My only embellishment are some pearl gems

Hope you love my inspiration for today.  You can join us at the Facebook Group challenge themed 1-2-3 or the Blog Challenge themed Anything Goes (as long as you use one of Wendy's images)

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Card Mania - Pastel Colours
Craft Calendar Challenges - Mum's Day / Special Friend
Morgan's ArtWorld - Include a Sentiment
Crafty Cardmakers - For a Special Woman
Inky Chics - Flowers
Wordwide Open Design Team - Challenge 20
Craft Rocket - Make It Feminine

Crazy Red

We're being sponsored by Bugaboo at Outlawz Sketch this month.

The image I've chosen to use for my inspiration this week is called Birthday Balloons.

I've coloured the image with Copics and a little black polychromos pencil for extra depth in the shading.

Here's our sketch for this week


I've used design papers from Maja Design and a left over scrap of flowered paper (I'm a terrible hoarder and try not to throw any scraps away!)

I've also used some red card stock

My only embellishments are a Smile sentiment which is from Scrapienic and some black gems

Andrea

Monday, 20 March 2017

Cherries


For my inspiration today I've used Cherry Duo.  It's a very new image and this is the first time I've had chance to make something with it myself.


I've coloured this image using ProMarkers, Copics and polychromos pencils.  Hoping to give the image some depth I've also tried to add a little cherry shine as well.

I've cut the image out using a Spellbinders die then another one to cut the black card to mount the image onto to frame it.

The design papers are from Lili of the Valley.  The ones in a strip in the middle have all been torn.

I've added a doodled border with a pen, added a couple of tiny wooden hearts and my final touch is an XOX sentiment cut from black card using Sizzix Thinlets.

Hope you like my inspiration for today and we see you at the new challenge

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Close to Nature
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Anything Goes


Sunday, 19 March 2017

Red Robots Rule!!

I just had to share Bob with you :)  I've coloured him red and he just looks so cool! 


I've used Copics and a little black polychromos pencil to add some extra depth to my shading.

Creating a CAS card I've just layered him onto some black and red card stock.

The sentiment was created at the time of printing.  I've also doodles a border in pen to frame the card.

The new Facebook challenge start tomorrow in my SheepSki Designs Facebook group.  You can enter cards with any of my images in there.  The winner can pick three images of choice from my shop and if there are 15 entries the top three each get an image :)

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
A Gem of a Challenge - Boys Birthday
Creative Knockouts - Border Time
Crafting by Designs - For a Man
Fab n Funky - Children
Crafty Friends - For a Child
Not Just Cards - Monochrome
The Crazy Challenge - Masculine
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes / Clean and Simple

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Daisy

This little cutie MouseBigFlower from Bugaboo is the image I've chosen for my Outlawz Sketch inspiration this week.

Bugaboo are sponsoring us for all of March :)

I've coloured this image with ProMarkers and a little black polychromos pencil.

Here's our sketch for this week.


I've used design paper from Joy Craft and dies from Spellbinders to put together this green, orange and white combination.

The only embellishments I've used are two green gems and a wood chip sentiment from Scrapienic

Hope to see you at the challenge

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Come and Get It - Things with Wings
Glitter n Sparkle - Use some Green
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Dies and Digis
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team - Challenge 12
Creative Ladybird Creations - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Lots of Layers
Artistic inspirations - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Country Cottage

I was asked to make a retirement card for a colleague at work.  She's been with the company for years and will be missed terribly.

In her spare time she runs a B&B so we decided it would be nice to make her a leaving card which included that.

Her actual B&B is very modern so we thought it wouldn't make an appropriate Retirement card.  I went off hunting for inspiration and this is what I've come up with.  A spring time country cottage with blossoms on the tree.

You can find Country Cottage in my Etsy shop and get it with 10% off by quoting code SKIANDREA10.  It comes with and without the B&B on the sign - just in case you don't want that bit :)
I've used Copics, ProMarkers and polychromos pencils to colour this image.  The Happy Retirement sentiment was created at the time of printing.

Creating a CAS style card I've layered it up with black card and green design paper from Lili of the Valley.  I've just added a few paper blossoms to give a little dimension.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Do Al(l) Kreatives - Spring
Crafts & Me - Springtime
Paradise of Stamps - Spring
Your Scrapbook Place - March into Spring
A Gem of a Challenges - Use 3 B's (B&B, Borders, Blossoms)
Sweet Stampin - Anything but Birthday
Crafty Cardmakers - For a Special Woman
PINspirational - Challenge 186
Crafty Calendar - Mum's Day / Special Female